Author Kelley Armstrong
Cover artist Dominic Harman
Country Canada
Language English
Series Otherworld
Genre(s) Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Publisher Viking Adult (United States), Little, Brown & co. (U.K.), Random House (Canada)
Publication date 2005
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback) & Audio Book (Cassette)
Pages 495 pages (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 1-84149-341-4 (paperback edition)
Followed by Broken

Haunted is the 5th book in the Women of the Otherworld series.

Plot Edit

Smart-mouthed Eve Levine, a witch with a reputation for breaking the rules, may be dead, but as she proves in this overstuffed paranormal romance (a follow-up to Industrial Magic), she can still raise hell in the hereafter-which, in this case, is a curiously ordinary dimension in which ghosts like Eve and her also deceased former lover, a sorcerer named Kris, can bicker, have sex and use their paranormal powers. The Fates, three elusive sisters, are the rulers of this otherworldly dimension, and they have a job for Eve. If she can defeat a demonic Nix who's wreaking havoc in the human realm by inducing people to kill, she'll earn her wings-literally. The catch: she can't capture the Nix without the powers that angelhood affords. Eve surmounts this hurdle by teaming up with a hunky and humanlike angel named Trsiel, but her quest, which is fraught with obstacles as well as unnecessary distractions, is lengthy and meandering. In addition, Eve's kick-butt-ask-questions-later attitude, while amusing, can be wearying, and the rules of Armstrong's alternate world seem conveniently changeable. Still, those who appreciate heroines with a good measure of spunk, sass and strong-arm savvy will find this a fun if fitful read

Characters Edit

  • Trsiel - Angel charged with the task of assisting Eve
  • Lucas Cortez - Sorcerer Lawyer and husband of Paige Winterbourne, Son of Benicio Cortez and heir of Cortez Cabal.
  • Fates, The - Deities in charge of the afterlife (see Moirae)
  • Eve Levine - Witch, Aspicio Half-demon and mother of Savannah. Now dead.
  • Savannah Levine - 15 year old witch and ward of Paige Winterbourne. Daughter of Eve Levine (Witch & Aspicio half Demon) & Kristof Nast (Sorcerer & heir to Nast Cabal)
  • Kristof Nast - Sorcerer father of Savannah. Now dead.
  • Nix, The - Demi-demon.
  • Jaime Vegas - Necromancer
  • Paige Winterbourne - Witch and Former Head of American Coven. Wife of Lucas Cortez.

Otherworld Series
Novels Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved, Personal Demon, Living With The Dead, Waking the Witch, Spell Bound, 13
Anthologies Men of the Otherworld, Tales of the Otherworld, Otherworld Nights, Otherworld Secrets, Otherworld Chills, Led Astray
Novellas Savage, Ascension, Chaotic, Angelic, Counterfeit Magic, The Case of El Chupacabra, Beginnings, Bewitched, Forbidden, Hidden, Vanishing Act, The Ungrateful Dead
Short Stories V Plates, The List, Chivalrous, Lucifer's Daughter, Learning Curve, Life Sentence, Twilight, Zen and the Art of Vampirism, Paranormal Romance Blues, Stalked, Rebirth, Infusion, Kitsunegari, Demonology, Birthright, The Case of the Half-Demon Spy, Expectations, Truth and Consequences, Territorial, Ghosts, Escape, Wedding Bell Hell, Adventurer, Bargain, Framed, Bamboozled, Young Bloods